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Amplifying Diverse Voices: Entrepreneurship for All

Article Language: English
May 25, 2021,

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Southern Minnesota. Local volunteers in the area who recognize the power of storytelling are working to amplify the voices of minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. Through a forum called “Entrepreneurship for All” they hope to bring the Albert Lea, Faribault, Mankato and Owatonna community together through stories that promote and inspire mentorship. This effort is presented by SCORE South Central Minnesota Chapter #0710.

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11 Questions To Cover During a Midyear Check-In

Article Language: English
May 17, 2022,

From asking about short and long-term goals to identifying top-performing employees, there are several questions to cover during a midyear check-in.

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9 AAPI Business Owners Share Their Secrets To Success

Article Language: English
May 12, 2022,

From adopting solid business practices to working with a goal-oriented mindset, there are several success secrets shared by AAPI business owners.

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Social Selling Success

Article Language: English
May 10, 2022,

Social media has increasingly become a more important channel for retail sales, so it’s even more an imperative to make social commerce a part of your sales strategy.

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Racing to a Net-Zero Future

Article Language: English
April 26, 2022,

Last week we celebrated Earth Day, reminding us of the fragility of the environment.

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The Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Small Businesses in 2022

Article Language: English

Learn the top cybersecurity threats to small businesses and helpful tips to protect your business from cybercriminals. Read more

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14 Ways Small Businesses can Participate in Volunteer Work

Article Language: English
April 21, 2022,

From joining a larger effort to making a donation, small businesses have several effective ways to participate in volunteer work.

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14 Tax Preparation Resources for Small Businesses

Article Language: English
April 19, 2022,

From researching AICPA listings to taking free courses, there are several tax preparation resources for small businesses.

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